A downloadable game for Windows

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Void Wisp is an ambient arcade runner where you earn points by coming close to obstacles without crashing.

You are a wisp. A collection of random energy that has coalesced into a sentient form. You float through the great nothingness that permeates existences, skimming off aether from the whatever that is nearby.

The gameplay is simple. You have two buttons; one moves you up and the other lets you glide. Typically you'll be holding the glide button to slow your descent when an obstacle comes near so you can grind along the top or bottom for points. The closer you are the more points you'll earn. You'll crash if the center of the Wisp contacts an obstacle.

Below is a short overview of how this game works.

Features:

  • Enjoyable bite-sized arcade gameplay that will have you saying "Just one more run!"
  • Customizable Difficulty settings and accessibility options that can be tuned to your preferred way to play.
  • Simple two button controls. All you need is a mouse.
  • Dreamy Semi-Interactive music. Notes play as you when you near an obstacle to create a dreamy arrhythmic melody.
  • 4 game modes that each offer a unique challenge.
  • Runs at 60 frames per second.

Current Build:

Void Wisp is currently in development. The version you can buy now is the alpha and contains all the major features. The main development focus from here on will be to add content (obstacles, instruments, stages, etc). There is a free demo version that offers two modes and slimmed customization options.

Click here to read about the most recent changes in Alpha 1.10

Here's a video of some alpha 1.11 gameplay with developer commentary over it:


High Score Challenge!

Along with the occasional video dev log I'm putting together High Score Challenge videos where I attempt to get the highest score within 5 attempts. Then challenge you, the viewer, to do the same.

You can watch the first of these here:


Why release it early?

Other than to generate interest and receive feedback, I believe it's important to showcase a game through development. The core gameplay is enjoyable enough that folks won't be wasting their time playing it now. Even if it only holds your attention for 20 minutes, I believe you'll really enjoy your time spent with this game even in its current form.

I like it what can I do?

First off, THANK YOU! :D If you would like, I'd graciously appreciate any amount of money you can provide as it helps keep me independent. If you have or can't then be sure to tell your friends about the game.

You can also vote for this game on Steam Greenlight here.

Also be sure to sign up for the mailing list here!

Purchase

Buy Now$2.50 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Void Wisp - Alpha 1.12.zip 162 MB

Download demo

Download
Void Wisp DEMO.zip (63 MB)

Comments

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Hello!

I wrote up a very long blog about the design philosophies behind Void Wisp.

http://voidwispgame.tumblr.com/post/152319852994/void-wisp-design-philosophies

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I wrote up a little (ie very long) dev log about the new patch and going to SIX2016

http://dwoboyle.tumblr.com/post/149100089569/void-wisp-dev-log-for-8-17-2016-hello-everyone

Hey. I have a new video showcasing some of the procedural music: Check it out here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hv4EsJUfKo

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This is sooo haard! But an interesting break from the common flappy bird clones recently.

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Hey! Thanks for doing a video! This game should be regularly updated so feel free to check back in again to see how things have changed.